Kitchen in Eggshell?

murphysfOctober 24, 2012

Hello

I am about to repaint my kitchen and am considering painting it in Eggshell.

I painted the kitchen about 6 years ago and used semi gloss. THe walls are an apple green and the ceiling is swill coffee (both semi gloss) the doors and trim (base and casing and crown) are swiss coffee semi gloss as well.

Would it be odd to paint the ceiling an off white in semigloss and the walls in a different color in Eggshell? Or should I do the ceiling in Eggshell as well.

Is there any different prep I need to do if I paint eggshell over semigloss?

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

I would only paint the trim in semi, the ceiling and walls in eggshell would be fine. You will need to lightly sand the semi gloss and it would not hurt to apply a quality bonding primer as well.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 5:51PM
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SparklingWater

"Would it be odd to paint the ceiling an off white in semigloss and the walls in a different color in Eggshell? Or should I do the ceiling in Eggshell as well."

I have read that to have better light reflection from the ceiling (rather than absorbing light), painting it with white semi-gloss helps particularly in a smaller kitchen with less ambient light. I have not done this myself; just noted it as a possibility. Good luck.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2012 at 5:04PM
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